Examples from the Web for television
The last film about Martin Luther King was made for television in 1977.
The television networks interrupt their broadcasts to take the nation directly to Selma.
He appears frequently on television as a political commentator.Will Dirty Pol Vito Fossella Replace Dirty Pol Michael Grimm?|David Freedlander|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is impossible to calculate the full effect that watching this on television, listening on the radio must have had on Sam.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in a television landscape still so afraid of showing kids that LGBT people exist, it still feels like a missed opportunity.Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed|Melissa Leon|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When you were on television, what was shown is that you were talking to the policeman?Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
There is no radio or television, the motor car is no more than a plaything for the rich.Tartarin de Tarascon|Alphonse Daudet
Every eye, ear, radio and television station will be turned towards Manhattan."To Invade New York...."|Irwin Lewis
I mean that is what burned me up more than anything, more than any other statement on television when I saw it.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
In a few days Dad and the Martians were communicating by a sort of television process.Astounding Stories, July, 1931|Various
British Dictionary definitions for television
Word Origin for television
Word Origin and History for television
1907, "the action of seeing by means of Hertzian waves or otherwise, what is existing or happening at a place concealed or distant from the observer's eyes" [OED]; in theoretical discussions about sending images by radio transmission, formed in English or borrowed from French télévision, from tele- + vision. Other proposals for the name of this then-hypothetical technology were telephote (1880) and televista (1904). The technology was developed in the 1920s and '30s. Nativized in German as Fernsehen.
Television is the first truly democratic culture -- the first culture available to everyone and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. [Clive Barnes, "New York Times," Dec. 30, 1969]
Meaning "a television set" is from 1955. Shortened form TV is from 1948.